“The head of Yahoo!’s digital music service has called for record labels to allow downloads to be sold free of any DRM restrictions. Dave Goldberg told the Music 2.0 conference in Los Angeles that DRM has created a barrier for consumers between their music and what they can do with it, such as transfer it the portable device of their choice,” Simon Aughton reports for Computer Buyer. “‘There is a cost associated with DRM, and that is lost sales of content,’ he said.”
“What Goldberg did not say was that allowing Yahoo! Music and its rivals to sell unencumbered MP3 files would give them access to the one device that has provided and continues to provide the download market’s dynamic, the iPod,” Aughton reports.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Nik” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Yahoo! has entered dreamland in record time; must have been from staring at that spinning-to-a-billion Apple iTunes Music Store counter.
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